Saturday, June 24, 2017

Some Pig- Inspired by a book ft. Bundle Monster Fuzzy and Ferocious

Salutations, Readers!

For this month's #clairestelle8challenge on instagram, the final prompt is to be "inspired by a book/movie". I felt I just had to represent my 4-year-old's favorite book right now, Charlotte's Web. I grew up watching the animated movie based off of the book, but didn't read the book itself until I started reading a chapter to him before he went to bed each night.

 We stopped reading for a few months, but a couple of weeks ago we were at the dentist. Our kid's dentist lets them pick out a book from a very nice selection as a reward for getting their teeth messed with, and there in the bookshelf was "Charlotte's Web".

I tried to tell him that we already had a copy at home, but he insisted upon bring home his "favorite book", and we've been reading it again ever since.

So, my mani is based on the unlikey friendship of the little pig and the wise spider.

I started off this mani with the LA Colors "Fresh" polish, and then added some clouds with a makeup sponge to give my characters a bit more of an interesting background. To do this, I cut off a tiny corner of the sponge and held it with self-closing tweezers. Then I sponged on some white polish in cloud shapes, and finally added a tiny bit of silver polish with the sponge towards the bottom of the clouds.

My little pig comes from this Bundle Monster "Fuzzy and Ferocious" plate. I used my lint roller to lift off all of the little elements around the pig to just get the animal himself.

The little spider comes from another Bundle Monster "Fuzzy and Ferocous" plate, this time with lots of bugs. I made a really simple decal with the image.

Finally, I grabbed the spider web image from this Bundle Monster plate from their original holiday collection. For the pointer finger, I added lettering to represent the words Charlotte spun into her web to save her little friend. I'm not great with hand lettering, but I figured it didn't really matter in this case since it was supposed to look as if a spider wrote it.

Are you a fan of this classic children's book? Or were you too busy reading other literature as a child and skipped this one over, as I did? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Oh these are awesome! Your son has great taste, I love Charlotte's web! That's maybe the ONLY time I've ever liked a spider! The nail art looks amazing and I think you captured the books spirit wonderfully :)

    1. Thank you! Ha ha I'm not generally too fond of spiders either, but Charlotte is definitely quite loveable.

  2. I was also a Charlotte Web fan and haven't watched it in years. It's def very obvious from your design what this mani is based on. I love the little piggy.
    Vicky x

    1. Thank you! It's definitely a classic and a favorite. I'm glad that the theme came through in the mani!

  3. It looks so sweet and adorable. I am sure you're child loved it on your nails!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, he was pretty excited. He kept saying, "I love that pig." Such a sweetheart.